Atmospheric Integrated Research at University of California, Irvine

Addressing the urgent challenges we face in air and water quality, human health, climate change, as well as green technology through the integration of research, education, and outreach.

Welcome to AirUCI

AirUCI is an Organized Research Unit (ORU) located at the University of California, Irvine. We are a multidisciplinary environmental research team dedicated to understanding and solving issues related to air pollution, climate change, water quality, and green technology — locally and globally — and their effects on human health and well-being.

To achieve these ambitious goals, our world-renowned research group has come together to form an integrated group of researchers, engineers, and health scientists whose focus is to elucidate the fundamental science and impacts of pollution, energy, and climate change and their effects on society and on our planet.

Our award-winning team conducts collaborative, fundamental research into the critical environmental and associated health issues of our time, using cutting-edge technology and scientific and engineering approaches that are state-of-the-art.

Simulations of
Air / Water
Pollution & Climate

Processes, &

Energy Sources
& Pollutant



News Flash

Thu, 04/24/2014
Three members of AirUCI's research team were contributors to the influential 2014 report issued by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.  AirUCI PIs Michael Prather and Donald Blake...
Wed, 04/23/2014
AirUCI Director Barbara Finlayson-Pitts will address the ARCS Foundation Orange County Chapter "Dinner with a Scientist" on April 23, 2014.  The title of her talk is "Enjoying Air...
Wed, 03/26/2014
Twenty Girl Scouts from a local Mission Viejo troop will tour the AirUCI labs and see demonstrations of scientific principals on March 26, 2014.  Project Scientists Lisa Wingen and Theresa...

Event Announcements

Fri, 05/09/2014 - Fri, 06/06/2014
AirUCI will offer PowerSpeech classes on consecutive Fridays from 1:30 to 3:30 beginning May 9 through June 6, 2014.  These classes, presented by Prof. Eli Simon of UCI's Department of Drama...
Tue, 05/13/2014
Dr. Jonathan Raff of Indiana University will give a talk sponsored by AirUCI on May 13, 2014 at 10:30 am in Rowland Hall 390.
Mon, 05/19/2014
On Monday, May 19th AirUCI will once again sponsor the High School Awards Dinner on campus for the Orange County chapter of the American Chemical Society.  Scores of students are honored at this...